Athletics: County cheer for Harlow Athletics Club

WHILST these events were unfolding in Chelmsford, Ellie Williams and Mohamed Tambedou set about picking up five bronze medals between them at Watford: Tambedou began his day with the U17 Men’s 100m and clocked a new PB of 11.48s. Buoyed by this success he went on to achieve another PB in the U17 High Jump, with a jump of 1.80m. Ellie Williams picked up her hat-trick of bronzes in the Discus, Javelin and Triple Jump respectively. Whilst none of her distances were PBs she was particularly happy with the ‘bonus’ Triple Jump success as her training had been hampered by knee injuries.

Glittering prizes at Harlow Rugby Club awards night

HARLOW Rugby Club Clubhouse was packed to capacity last Friday for the Club senior awards evening. The Club were pleased to welcome as guests Bob Whittle, President of Essex RFU who presented a number of the major awards and also Ivor Smith Secretary of Essex RFU. The success of the sport depends on a large and hard working ream of volunteers and these were recognized by a number of awards including the RFU President’s awards, two Essex President’s Awards and an RFU Volunteer Award

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Still time to see Carrie’s War

THE story follows Carrie and her younger brother who are evacuated to the welsh countryside during the Second World War. Staying with the kind but timid Auntie Lou and her miserly brother, Mr Evans, the children explore their new environment which is very different from anything they’ve known before. They meet lots of new characters including Hepzibah Green, the mysterious housekeeper with her tales of magic and wonder and a terrifying curse…

The Rat Pack are coming to Harlow Playhouse

OVER the last few years the boys have teamed up on occasions with many renowned performers including Buddy Greco who was a regular performer with the original Rat Pack. “I can honestly say that having toured with these guys, they are as close as anyone will ever get to my dear friends – Frank, Dean and Sammy.

Athletics: Kinney at the double as marathon pursuit continues

HARLOW Running Club member Andy Kinney endured an exhausting weekend, completing two marathons over two days. On Saturday he finished the Kent Roadrunner Marathon, near Gravesend, in 317th place out of 355 finishers in 5hrs 28min 21sec. Then on Sunday he crossed the Irish Sea to complete the Walled City Marathon in Londonderry, Northern Ireland in 1281st place out of 1337 finishers in 5hrs 32min 17sec.

Hair-raising skydive awaits Harlow stylists

THREE stylists from a Harlow salon are embarking on a truly hair-raising challenge having signed up to skydive in aid of St Clare Hospice. Caz Santaniello, owner of DG & Co, senior stylist Tina Chandler and stylist Connie Harris are hoping to raise £1,200 for the Hastingwood-based charity when they take the plunge from 13,000ft next month.

Harlow Theatre Company to take on Shakespeare

Rosalind, dynamic, affectionate and intelligent and Orlando, strong willed, delicate and courteous, are banished from their respective oppressive courts and run for their lives to the Forest of Arden where they discover an unforeseen and wonderful freedom… and it is there that their love story unfolds. But will they find true love? What awaits them in this pastoral idyll?
Come and meet the hilarious Touchstone, the faithful Celia, the down to earth Audrey, the calculating Phebe, the desperate Silvius and the melancholic Jaques along with many more colourful characters.

Eight new restaurants set for Lakeside

intu Lakeside has signed eight new restaurants following a £9 million investment that has seen a complete reconstruction of level three to deliver the highest standard in food court design. The operators have all signed leases ranging from 10 to 15 years and will open this summer.

Harlow residents asked to share their stories of diabetes

DIABETES UK is inviting people in Essex to join in activities for Diabetes Week from Sunday, 8 June to Saturday, 14 June. The charity needs many voices to unite and make a noise about Diabetes Week and help raise awareness of the condition. Money raised at the events will pay for research and support for the 3.8 million people in the UK with the condition.

Cricket: Harlow Town put Basildon to the sword

HARLOW Town travelled to Basildon & Pitsea after a week without a game due to the rain. Skipper Ashley Alderson won the toss and decided to have a bat. The wicket played with variable pace and bounce and Town were struggling at 57-3. Shiraz Ali, Joe Holland and Ramya Upadhyay where all out cheaply. Neil Gladwin joined Pat Yates in the middle and the pair started to build a partnership before Yates was stumped on 45.

Review: Plenty of life in Moot House’s ‘Post-Mortem”

MICHAEL Branwell’s direction of the performance is sublime, allowing each individual to develop their characters accordingly. One whom does this particularly well is leading lady Kerry Rowland. After a stellar performance as Cecily in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ she follows this up displaying a character with such depth and precision that we almost expect her to continue like it when we bump into her after the performance.

Cricket: Harlow Town are lightening quick against Thundersley

THE breakthrough came in only the 2nd over as Daniel Farmer sent Tibbenham back and he was quickly followed by number 2 and 3 as Ashley Alderson found his range. 9 for 3 became 39 for 4 which quickly became 40 for 5 as wickets fell regularly. H&TCC struggled on a wicket that assisted the bowlers and only managed to stick around for 23 over scraping together just 76 runs.

Susan pens ‘Tommy’s Tomatoes” to help stricken Harrison

SHE said: “I saw the article about Harrison in a newspaper last year and knew I needed to do something pretty special to show my support. My friend Aideen’s son Elliott, also suffers from the same disease so I am aware of the massive impact it can have on not only the health of a child but on the family as a whole as it is such a horrible disease.

Athletics: Records galore as Harlow Running Club dominate Hatfield Broad Oak

It was also a productive day with two club records and seven personal best times for the distance(PB). First HRC runner was Steve Murtagh in 10th place out of 1202 finishers and 1st Vet 50 in a fantastic 35min 07sec which is a new HRC Vet 50 record. He was closely followed home by Lyndon Cooper 11th in a PB time of 35min 10sec, Jared Bethell 25th in 36min 27sec and Jamie Jephcott 64th in 38min 48sec.

Farmyard Fun with The Kids Club

SHOPPERS of all ages can pet and feed a range of cute and cuddly farmyard animals, including rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks and a Shetland pony. There will also be the chance to come face-to-face with some slightly more exotic (and not so cuddly) animals including a skunk, an African pygmy hedgehog, snakes, lizards, tortoises and even a tarantula!

Athletics: Golden weekend for Harlow’s athletes

HARLOW AC enjoyed a very busy and ultimately successful weekend in league matches and the County Championships. The 2014 Southern Women’s League Division 1 got under way with Harlow’s ‘home’ match at Erith, Kent. The first match was well contested with Harlow’s women ending the day eighty four points adrift of Haywards Heath, with Hercules Wimbledon a further seventy points further back.

The prolific art of Jackie Chakravarti

Last years Gibberd Gallery ‘Open’ exhibition winner has returned with a large new body of work to create a fantastic exhibition of oil paintings, inspired by scenes and objects around her. A local artist to Harlow, Jackie Chakravarti describes creating as “quite liberating, to feel that anything in front of me could become a painting”. […]